Local Attractions

Cañon City is an outdoor lovers' paradise, with hunting, fishing — including the best fly fishing in the nation — boating, bicycling, golfing, hiking, swimming, camping, horseback riding, ATV trips, and mountain climbing all available to experience in the area. The Arkansas River, which carves through the Gorge, is considered one of the top spots in the country for whitewater rafting.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

More than 900 feet above the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is a wonder to behold. You'll find the bridge just west of Canon City at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Take a scenic, 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive from Colorado Springs to this must-see attraction.
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Rock Climbing & Via Ferrata

Home to many geological wonders, the Pikes Peak region is filled with incredible and unique rock formations that people can climb, explore and photograph. With numerous destinations to choose from like Garden of the Gods Park, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and North Cheyenne Cañon, you will have endless rock-solid selfie opportunities and adventures to remember your trip to Colorado Springs.
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Cripple Creek, Colorado

This town’s rich history, exciting attractions and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains will fill your visit with lasting memories. Top-notch casinos, interesting museums, like the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and the Cripple Creek Jail Museum, allow visitors to explore the past.
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Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a narrow 2.6 mile scenic road that follows the top of a razorback ridge overlooking Cañon City, Colorado. It’s located about 9 miles east of the Royal Gorge, Cañon City’s most well-known attraction. It’s a great addition to a trip to this historic town.
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Abbey Winery

A dream of a fine Colorado winery located on the grounds of the historic Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City, Colorado. Today, that dream is a reality, and the staff at the winery proudly invites you to share in the vision of those dynamic and innovative monks. Since July 2002, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey has been attracting visitors from Colorado and all over the world. Striving to produce the best Colorado Wine, the winery is located on the pastoral and serene grounds of The Holy Cross Abbey, nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Wet Mountains.
The Abbey Winery and tasting room are shining examples of what draws visitors to Cañon City and the Royal Gorge Region.
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Skyline Drive

The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience gives kids of all ages the opportunity to experience science-focused interactive displays, full-scale dinosaur fossil casts, hands-on exhibits with real dinosaur fossils, skinned animatronic dinosaur exhibits, guided tours, and—for added family fun, value and lasting memories—a multi-story ropes course. The Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience offers something for everyone, from young children to the young-at-heart, and from visitors who are just learning about dinosaurs to seasoned fossil hunters—click on any of the icons below to start planning your adventure today!
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Red Canyon Park

Short hikes with breathtaking beauty take you up close to red sandstone formations, sheer cliffs, and yawning canyons that overlooked Four Mile Creek. The area, now known as Garden Park and Red Canyon Park, is tucked away on the north side of Fremont Canyon. And while Garden Park has garnered fame for its dinosaur fossil discoveries, Red Canyon Park has earned a reputation for inspiring views and gorgeous vistas comparable to Colorado Springs’ Garden of the Gods.
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Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Our mission is to provide and promote a place of peace, love and care for the human-animal bond, through education and interaction. Please contact us to make your reservation to come spend the day at Shepperly Farm and don't forget your closed toe shoes!
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Main Street Cañon City

Downtown has so much to offer, from great watering holes to some of the best pizza on the planet – no kidding. Many visitors simply miss historic downtown because it’s located just one block north of Highway 50, and that’s a shame.
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Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

More than 900 feet above the Arkansas River, the Royal Gorge Bridge is a wonder to behold. You'll find the bridge just west of Canon City at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. Take a scenic, 1 hour and 15 minutes to drive from Colorado Springs to this must-see attraction.
Learn More

Rock Climbing & Via Ferrata

Home to many geological wonders, the Pikes Peak region is filled with incredible and unique rock formations that people can climb, explore and photograph. With numerous destinations to choose from like Garden of the Gods Park, Red Rock Canyon Open Space and North Cheyenne Cañon, you will have endless rock-solid selfie opportunities and adventures to remember your trip to Colorado Springs.
Learn More

Cripple Creek, Colorado

This town’s rich history, exciting attractions and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains will fill your visit with lasting memories. Top-notch casinos, interesting museums, like the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and the Cripple Creek Jail Museum, allow visitors to explore the past.
Learn More

Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a narrow 2.6 mile scenic road that follows the top of a razorback ridge overlooking Cañon City, Colorado. It’s located about 9 miles east of the Royal Gorge, Cañon City’s most well-known attraction. It’s a great addition to a trip to this historic town.
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